renewal

Definitions

  • An alternative stream of rabbis and congregations, independent of the "mainstream" denominations, that fosters an open and experimental approach to Judaism, often drawing from the Jewish mystical tradition and non-Jewish spiritual traditions.
  • Practices and beliefs in keeping with the philosphy of the renewal movement.

Example Sentences

  • "Jewish renewal is a worldwide, transdenominational movement grounded in Judaism’s prophetic and mystical traditions." (Aleph.org)

Languages of Origin

English

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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